The Black Bottom

Everyone knows the number one Roaring Twenties dance was the Charleston. But what about the other novelty dances that were just as much a part of the dancing craze? I’m talking about the Turkey Trot, the Black Bottom, the Lindy Hop, and the Shimmy. Not to mention the Bump, the Fishtail, and the Messaround. (Will get to those later.)

The Black Bottom, like many other dances, originated in the African-American community. It started in the South in 1919 with a song of that name and was picked up in shows in Harlem where it became more popular in its time than the Charleston.

Here’s a great, seven-minute montage of the Black Bottom: a lesson, plus scenes of many different dancers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGPnPHrrZeA

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  1. Excellent. Thank you
    Mike


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